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Old 4th April 2020, 19:36   #181
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I requested MOD Ajmat to combine the 3 parts into one, so that I could share the video here too. Thanks Ajmat.

Nicely done video by Christopher. Explains the pre-select concept quiet clearly. You better get ready for some retraining

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Great attention to detail.
Not a common thing in indian restoration.Kudos to the owner and the restorer
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Chris has opened the garage after the lockdown was eased. The car has had much progress

The SU Carb was rebuilt before mounting on the engine
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The rebuilt carb
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The engine and gearbox is finally mounted back on the car
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The dash board is slowly coming together. The cigarette lighter is very rare to get and very similar to that on the Rolls
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various components
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was able to get the jewel lights too. Advance/Retard, panel light switch, starter button, keys withing the light switch and the cigarette lighter
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Fuel tap for reserve and mains change over
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Pull knob for fuel tap
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Completed unit
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The rear
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Rebuilt speedo. Was able to source the rare clock, as it sits deep in the speedo
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The rear of the speedo
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The dashboard wood
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The ash tray fitted on the top wood panel of the dash
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Old 22nd May 2020, 10:29   #185
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catching up on the updates, as Chris sends me pictures!

The engine looks beautifully finished. All the parts have been cleaned up, refurbished or rebuilt.
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The radiator holding frame
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New rubber bushes for the radiator base. That is not rust, but just dirt, which has been since cleaned up
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The frame is fixed
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The radiator is fixed
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The grill is ready to be fixed. We are preserving the existing chrome
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The cars is slowly but steadily getting completed
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more updates

The dash board is slowly coming together. The cigarette lighter is very rare to get and very similar to that on the Rolls
Thanks KPS, really lovely to see Chris the "young master craftsman" at work and restoring the beautiful (art) creations

Hope to sneak in there one of these days

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It is refreshing and heartening to see such attention to detail; and penchant for originality. Kudos to the team
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Updates as of last week

Since the car was not been in use probably since 1993, after it participated in a KVCCC Rally to Athibele with the visiting Hyderabad cars, the head lights needed a through clean up and refixing. It was looking dull due to dust accumulation over the 20 years of being parked

The Lucas "King of the Road" headlights and the matching fog lights and correct park lights are an important part of the car.
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The lights we completely disassembled for the clean up
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All Lucas parts. Reflector in great shape
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Deflector
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New Rubber seals where ever possible
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The park lights get the similar treatment
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The head light is fitted with all new seating rubbers. We maintained the old chrome on the headlights
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The alignment is just right. Advantage of having a very original car
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KPS,
Its shaping up really nicely and this is my favourite part of a restoration, putting it all back together !

Keep the updates coming !
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KPS,

I must admit, this is the exciting thread to learn - how to do restoration and paint like a pro, but it's even more exciting cause you are narrating the finer nuances and details of the model. You would not be able to read and see at the same time any where else. The dashboard is really interesting to look at, so is the engine, drive train and suspension.

Thanks for a wonderful thread.
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The bonnet setting has been going on for the last few days. All fenders were removed and reset to ensure the gaps are even and correct as far as possible


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The bonnet handles were reverted back
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The corner bonnet rubbers were fitted with chromer rivets
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The car is slowly but surely coming together

The exhaust was completely fabricated. The old one would not have lasted.

Heat treated painting was done
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Ready for installation
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As can be seen from the car sales brochure, the upholstery combinations are well defined. One consultation with my wife, our in-house artist, we opted for the red leather upholstery. It matches the one seen on Jaguar cars
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The rear seats has been completed. The rear back with hand rest build in
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Now the carpet will be completed and then the front seats

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The rear seat has been completed

The rear quarter glass beading
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The rear hand rest
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The rear quarter glass is done. There is an additional frame with Purple Silk curtain (small pardah!) which I fit later. Have the buy the silk and stitch it on the fame.
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The almost complete rear seat is seen. Final fit needs to be done.
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The little fuel pump was given all the importance that it deserves, a good scrub and clean up .
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Clear signs that the car has not been in use for many years
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Each part is carefully inspected
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Cleaned up. The new few pump kit is ready the fitted
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The rear differential seal was changed
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Differential seal
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The Drive Shaft us refurbished including the new grease seal and packed grease on the extension joint.
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The meticulous work of Chris brings so much joy.

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The little fuel pump was given all the importance that it deserves, a good scrub and clean up .

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Beautiful work going on

This pic brought back a lot of nostalgia. Our 1968 Herald MK II had a tickler on the fuel pump (not exactly like this). On the days/period when the car battery was on its last stages, my Dad would ask me to tickle the pump few time before he turned the key starter - so that the engine fires up on the first go.

Thanks for the pic - Chris is doing a great job.

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